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COLUMBIA. S. C.
Friday olorniner, September 9,1870.
ij The Minority Syatcm-Pro?rcsa ot th?
i Movement for Proportional Represen?
In these columns we have not unfro
quontly coiled at tout ion to the need and
tho wisdom of euch n governmental re?
form as would seoure minority, or rather
proportional representation. Desiring
to keep the aubjeot before tho people,
we append some extracts to show tho
progress of the idea. Tho New York
Times, of September 4, says:
At the Minority Convention, nt Bend?
ing, Penn., Om Wednesday, the follow?
ing resolutions were unanimously adopt?
Resolved, That We eau conceive of no
other remedy for auch wrong and op?
pression excopt iu a system which will
?secure to each local minority, us ucar as
can be, ita'proporliouul share of local
Resolved, That such minority represen?
tation will not only remedy the wrongs
of whioh wo more especially complain,
-'but will also teud to lessen unjust, illibe
ral'partisanship, ami to promote greater
ipurity itt legislation.
Resolved, Th nfc a.fair.nip] .proportionato
"representat?pn of minorities by districts
is not only ip;st, .but is in;accord with tho
.spirit of npVcrar.Stato political systems,
whioh pr?vido for ?lie olpction of Liegis
lators by districts in order to protect tho
minority at largofrom tb,0 unjust domina?
tion of tho mojority.aswell as to guard
?the interests of localities, and which wo
propose now. Ieppprement by placing
?the local miuAUty beyond the unjust
domination of the local majority.
Resolved, That in view of the taking
of the present census and the approach?
ing legislative re-apportion nient of tho
.-State, wo reoommeod the passago of acts
ujf .Assembly by tho next Legislature, em?
bodying the principles of minority repre?
sentation in reference to the Legislature,
Boards of County Commissioners, Direc?
tora of tho Poor and County Auditors,
as well as township and other offices.
Resolved, That we recommend tho pas?
sage of an aot of Assembly providing for
a Constitutional Convention, to be com?
posed of members elected ou the minori?
ty principle, and to such Convention, in
making the many Constitutional reforms
eo loudly demanded for years, we re?
spectfully recommend that tho princi?
pal of minority representation be eui
bodied in the uew Constitution of our
Resolved, That we tender our hearty
congratulations to the people of Illinois
for their great and salutary advance in
the act of self-govern mont, by adopting
the plan of' thefree vote for tho election
of representatives iu their Legislature,
-and for tho choice of directors and
malingers of all incorporated compnuies
iu their State; and that we pledge to
them our b?Afc efforts to extend this
wholesome' 'reform which they bavo
.begun, HO far us our power aud iuflncuee
may extend, to Federal, State and mu?
nicipal elections, confident that thereby
we sholl promote tho best interests of
oar whole people, joined together in a
-union of free institutions.
Resolved, That the people of Pennsyl?
vania, ?f.every political party, be iuvited
.to unite in promoting the important ob
jeots embodied in the foregoing resolu?
Resolved, fJihai the chairman of this
?Convention shall appoint an executive
committee of twenty-one persons, to
serve during the coming year, whoso
?duty it shall be to use all proper measures
to promote the objects and purposes of
the above resolutions.
Resolved, That a committee of five be
.appoiuted, who shall lay the proceedings
.of this convention heforo the next Le?
gislature, aud who shall be authorized,
by means of an address, and by personal
intercourse, to enforce upon tho mem?
bers of tho two Houses the objects con?
templated in tho resolutions passed by
thia convent ion.
Speeches were then mudo by Hon.
Charles lt. Buckalow, who was present
by invitation, E. J. Moore, Bon jam in
Bannan, J. S. Richards and by Mr.
Lear, the President of tho Convention.
The Convention, shortly after 5 p. m.,
?adjourned sine die.
And our cotemporary, a Republican
journal, thus comments upon the sub?
ject-which does indeed address itself to
men, irrespective of creed or eolor:
"Minority representation" is an infe?
licitous term with which to d escribe the
object sought by those who would re?
form fundamentally the representative
?system; aud we are Dot surprised at Mr.
Buckalew's desire to find a bettor. Thc
theory of party government concedes
.everything to majorities - minorities
bave only tho rights which constitution
throw around them, and among these
political representation is uot included.
Practically, that belongs exclusively ta
the majority, whoso inclination is more
and moro to ignore minorities iu thc
conduct of affairs. Tho despotism ol
majorities iu a ropublic takes tho place
.of despotism UDder kings, und merci
lessly is its power exercised. The aux
iety to secure more real freedom und
.a greater equalization of power is natu
ral enough, but some time will probably
elapse before tho American peoplo con?
cede to minorities, as such, tho princi?
ple contended for by tho advocates ol
itbe chango. The impartiality of its ope
cation adds to its difficulties. Partisan
energy cannot be brought to buur iu it;
favor. Its adoption by Illinois is gooe
experimentally, and if it succeeds there
other States may bo tempted to folio?
the example. But its adoption thon
was the result moro of apathy than o;
Mr. Buckalow would popularize it bj
designating the plan as one to secure i
"free vote." Tho term is preferable tc
"cumulative voting," because appealiuf
more directly to the popular sense of
justice. 3y the tyranny of majorities,
minorities are in effect disfranchised.
There may be an insignificant difference
between the two aggregates at an elec?
tion, but that difference suffices to render
tue minority non-existent for -the pur
poses of legislative action. By securing
to every voter his proportionate sharo of
influence in an elootion, a free vote would
be secured. Thero would be an equita?
ble adjustment of electoral power if
every vote were in nomo manner repre?
sented in the result. Tho "freo-vote"
movement aims at this and nothing
Tho subject commends itself most
readily to thinkors, and, unfortunately,
thinkers are not as potent as they ought
to bo in political management. "Mi?
nority representation" has, therefore,
gained ground slowly; tho "free-vote"
idencanuotbe expected to movo much
faster. Its introduction must be gradual.
.Wo seo something of it hero and thero in
minor local matters-in boards of elec
tiou officers, aud other things; aud an
exleusiou of it in those directions it?, per?
haps, tho most feasible mode of accus?
toming the people to the working of the
principle. Thero will be less violent
party opposition than if au attempt were
made to inaugurate a general revolution
iu thc political system; and success on a
small scale will furnish reasons for more
The Convention which met at Rend?
ing, ou Wednesday, did uot commit it?
self to any special scheme. It affirmed
tho general .principle, and loft it to the
fostering oarp of a committee, under aus?
pices which 'divest it of all party bias.
Tho sphere in which tho committee may,
iu the first instance, work most usefully
is local. The Xregislaturo may well bo
asked to remove the present anomaly so
far as it affects municipal affairs; und,
that accomplished, the influence of the
whole electoral body may next be appa?
rent in Stat o concerns. For tho pr?sent.,
at least, the plan is tentative. Let us
see how it works before attempting to
apply it on a largo seale.
It is painful to read tho suggestions of
some of the journals of Paris. Chagrin
at tho defeat of the Imperial armies has
aroused some of tho journalists of France
to a pitch of virulent maliguity aud ma?
licious rogo entirely incompatible with
the press of the boasted ceutre of Euro?
pean civilization. Figarroshrieks "pro?
vide the Prussians with poisoned pro?
visions;" the Gaulois advises its readers
to insult all women who do not wear
mourning. Theso are not the sugges?
tions of Dieu who dare to do aud die,
but tho devicet of faint-hearted cravens,
who will boat a hasty, albeit shameful,
retreat on the the first appearance of un
-? ? ? ?
SATANIC PROGRESS.-While the mind
shrinks from tho bloody record of tho
battles now making n shambles of
Frauen, it is impossible to refrain from
painful admiration of the heroism of the
combatants ou either side. It eau no
longer be said that in courage the mut)
of modern times aro degenerate. His?
tory eau tell of no fiercer lighting than
that which uow from day to day is hurl?
ing thousands of Christian and civilized
beings into eternity. But unfortunately
enlightenment, though applauded by
the spectacle, will accept no wholesome
profit from the terrible lesson. Though
tho blood of a 1,000 victims should rise
to rebuke and deprecate the principal of
warfare, still will tho nations make, war
a study, and still will tho ingenuity of
man be devoted to tho development of
the means of destruction. Tho spirit of
progress in that respect is a very fiend;
its ambition is to multiply und perfect
tho engines of death and desolation.
[New York Ne wa.
Bi: TRUE TO OURSELVES.-The destiny
of the white people of this Stuto is iden?
tified with the destiny of the white race
of tho South, of which it forms but tho
thirtieth part. It is absurd to suppose
that it will be soparate in its main fea?
tures, however much it may differ in tho
particular circumstances of its develop?
ment. When Virginia throws off cor?
rupt government, und Georgia, and
North Carolina, and Alabama, it is our
triumph, and we have good reason to
rejoice iu it. The white raco cannot be
degraded here, while it preserves its
tono and perpetuates its prestigo there;
nor will the brigand flag float in perpet?
ual insolence upon our little thirtieth
part of the line, when it shull have been
torn down by tho strong grasp of our
brethren, and trampled iu thu dust in
our sister States, united with us, as they
are, in history, character and destiny.
Wo have but to bo true to ourselves, and '
time will euro our ills and relievo our
sufferings. - Winnsboro Neics.
RADICAL WORK IN MADISON, FLA.
Tho Monticello Advertiser, of a late
A negro iu Mudisou County, who wus
perhaps moro fool than knave, and was
undoubtedly urged on by the carpet?
baggers, undertook to raise a row be?
tween thc whito and black citizens. Ho
was a Captain, recently appointed by
Reed, and ho ordered out bis company
and told them the ball had opened. He
soon raised an immense crowd of ne?
groes, and forming his company at a
church called Bethlehem, commenced
rapidly gathering arms, and swore to
wipe out every man in Madison County;
but before tho evening closed whito meu
carno pouring in from South, East and
West, and if it had not been for some
citizens who interceded for them, thero
would havo been one camp lesson earth.
Tho camp was, however, broken up, tho
ring-leaders arrested and put in jail,
and tho "whito trash" aa silently disap?
peared as they had como.
Now York Lion Lager, to bo had at
. OPINIONS.- Evory man baa an "opin?
ion" regarding the war in Europe and
tho Prijssinu victory. People of differ?
ent nationalities, of course, entertain
different opinions. The New York Star
gives them briefly:
Tho Englishman's opinion-"The
Hemperor is 'umbled."
The Frenchman's opinion-"
The American's opinion-"I guess
that i ob didn't cost less 'au $200,000,
Tho German's opinion-"We peat um
pad, py tam, Kink Yilliam. Zwei larger
Tho Irishman's opinion-"Faith and
tho end on it can't yet."
Tho opinion of other nationalities are
not worth quoting.
?GOVKUNOK SCOTT AND GENERAL WADE
HAMPTON.-Our readers are familiar with
the fact that General Butler, ia exposing
the political hypocrisy of the leaders of
tho Bing, made the distinct charge that
Governor Scott, shortly before tho late
Presidential election, suid to General
Wade Hampton and two other gentle?
men, thal, "ho not only wished the State
togo Democratic, but wanted to uso his
influence to that end, as he was tired
of tho negroes, nud would make enough
of them rcsigu their seats in the Legisla?
ture, so as to give the whito men a ma?
jority iu that body."
Wo called upon Governor Scott for a
denial of this damming charge, which
denial ho has never made. It is now
stated, however, in the Ring Organ, "ou
the authority of Governor Scott him?
self," that Governor Scott did not say
that "he was tired of tho negroes," aud
that ho never did declare that "he wished
tho Stuto to go Democratic." All such
statements "are pronounced by Governor
Scott absolutely false." It is also denied
that Governor Soott promised to make
enough of tho negro members resign
their sents in the Legislature to give tho
white meu tho mujority. These state?
ments, although not made by Governor
Soott in person, aroa categorical denial,
by authority, of tho truth of the charges
mode by General Butler. That gentle?
man received from General Hampton the
information upon which tho charges
were used, aud we are confident that
General Hampton, who is now in the
North, will upon his return to tho South
state distinctly whether Governor Scott
did, or did not, make the promises whoso
utterance it is now attempted to deny.
What the character of General Hamp?
ton's statement will be is shown in au ex?
tract from a private letter, which, under
the circumstances, wo feel authorized to
publish. A frieud with whom we had
been in communication upon the subject
of the Scott couveuliou, wrote as follows,
on August 15th:
"General W. Hampton, under date of
10th August, writes to me: 'I have en?
closed a letter iu reference to Scott's
pledges to ns to-Scott will scarcely
dare deny the charges; but if ho.does,
tney can be proved.' "
Governor Scott has dared, in tho ab?
sence of General Hampton, to deny the
charges, and as soon as General Hamp?
ton returns the charges will be proved.
COMMODORE VANDERRILT BUYS A
CHURCH.-Commodore Vanderbilt has
bought a church for fifty thousand dol?
lars, and secured the use of it to Dr.
Deems, pastor of the Church of the
Strangers, duriug his natural lifo. The
property is very valuable for business
purposes, aud will be more so in a few
years. The Church of tho Strangers was
established during the war as a refuge
for Southern families living in New York.
Dr. Deems, the pastor, is a member of
the Methodist Conference South. The
church adopts tho Apostles' Creed as its
basis, aud admits all to membership who
subscribe to that, without reference to
their denominational peculiarities.
DEATH OF CAPT. JOHN MAXWELL.-We
aro pained to announce tue death of
Capt. John Maxwell, athis residence, iu
this Couuty, on tho morning of August
2??, 1870, iu tho seventy-ninth year of his
age. Mr. Maxwell was ono of our oldest
citizens. He had been a member of tho
three constitutional conventions, called
for various purposes, in the State, du?
ring the last forty years. He had also
been a member of tho Legislature; and,
in all these highly responsible positions,
discharged his duty to tho satisfaction
of his constituents-Knowce Courier.
A disastrous fire occurred iu Yorkvillo
on the 8th, by which tho following build?
ings were destroyed: Dr. J. B. Allison's
residence, J. U. Zurcher's residence and
confectionery store, H. Keller Sc Co. 's
shoo shop, James Jeffery's residence and
store, law office of Williams & Williams,
Dr. H. G. Jackson's office, and G. H.
O'Leary's saddlery and harness shop.
Tho loss by tho lire is estimated to be at
least 820,000. No insurance.
LONGEVITY.-The Winnsboro (S. C.)
News says: Our census marshal, Mr. B.
F. Davidson, hands us the names of thc
following persons who have passed the
allotted timo appointed for mun. Can
imy County in the State beat it? Dickey
Ruff, 120 years old; Thomas Lyles, 120
yearn old; Polly Hall, 100 years old;
Amie Cotie, 100 years old; Scipio Davis,
100?years old-all colored.
CONSERVATIVE NOMINATIONS FOR THE
LEGISLATURE-York.-James H. Fays
sonx, Dr. J. G. Black, Rov. Anderson
M eacham, D. T. Lessloy.
Oconee-Dr. O. M. Doylo and Capt.
J. L. Shanklin.
There are 2-11 milos of paved streets
in New York city, while tho amount of
street cleaning doue each week is ubout
534 miles, several of tho streets requir?
ing frequent cleaning.
Mrs. Rebecca Griffin, a venerated citi?
zen of Edgefield, died on the 2d, in the
eighty-fourth year of her age.
Genuine Durham Smoking Tobacco,
to be bad at POLLOCK'S.
It ie said that a San Francisco oat got
into the room of an orator somewhat
noted as a traveler and speech-maker,
?nd triad to suck-his breath. As tho
Story goos, the cat soon bursied, tho
wind in him being more than shu could
Central Asia has just issued its first
newspaper. It was n long time beforo
they could decide upon a name for it; at
last, they concluded to give it a short
name-ono that the newsboys could
readily pronounce-and so th?*y called it
RESIDENCE DESTROYED DY FIRE.
About 12 o'clock, on Tuesday night, fire
broke out on tho roof of the residence of
Mr. A. Bleakley, three or four miles
from tho city, which resulted in the total
destruction of tho building, together
with the greater part of tho furniture.
[.4 vg usia Constitutionalist.
Leavenworth ia said to boast, of a mau
who is so tall that his likeness cauuot be
got iuto oue picture. A local artist has
[minted his head and shoulders, and
announces that he will be "continued
A singular coincidence was noted late?
ly in Westford, Vt., tho bell tolling for
the death of an infant ono year old, and
within one hour, for an old person of
1U0, living in thc uext house.
Pan-cake and Michigan Hue-cut Chew?
ing Tobacco, to be had at POLLOCK S.
New Lisbon, Ohio, has a female base
ball club. One of the girls recently
made a "home rum" She saw her father
coining with a switch.
Okra Soup free, every day, at POL?
A Montana town, with a total popula?
tion of Only forty-eight, boasts that it
had twenty-seven lights in one day.
A fine lot of Brandy Peaches, domes?
tic, to be had at POLLOCK'S.
ilolted Corn Meal.
2pr BARKELS, in fine order, for tale by
O Sept!) EDWAltD H O PK.
?V"r BOXES fresh mixed (JANDY ju.-<t rc
?'J ceivod and tor anio at wholesale only,
by _J. A T. it. ACS LAV.'
-ipr i~\f\(~\ YARDS heavy and medium
L?J,VJKJ\J COTTON B?GOING, for
ealo by E. HOPE.
A S\ r\f\f^ superior IRON
4tw.\_/VJvJ TIES, for sain low liv
Se pt ? E. HOPE.
y?ffcfc. School Notice.
jfirTBm^ MUS. CORDES will resumo her
^raftCS SCHOOL on THU USD AY, St-p
jJFs?SF tomber 15. Sept !) fiiui
Richland Volunteer Rifles.
ATTEND a meeting of your Ccmpanv, ut
Palmetto Encino Houao Hali, THIS
EVENING, at 8 o'clock, precisely. Bv order
of CAPT. A. C. HASKELL.
J. H. DISEKEK, Seo'y pm lem. Sept 0 I
-j fmf\ DOZEN beat cast Btcel warranter!
L\J\J AXES, just reooived and for salo low
at wholesale and retail. Also, twenty-live
dozon good cast steel AXES at rotail for fl
each. Twenty dozen AXE HANDLES, and a
fallaupplv of SPADES, SHOVELS, PICKS,
MATTOCKS, Ac, Ac. JuBt received, and lor
aalo low, by_J. Ac. T. B. AGNEW.
The Georgia Gin.
THE moBt universally and deservedly popu?
lar GIN in use. Everybody who knowa it,
buys it, and those who "buy it, are alwaya
pleased with it. It claims no needles, no con
douacrs, no steel brush, but simply to bc thc
beat Gin in uao, everything considered.
Pricea moder tc; quality alwava guaranteed.
LORRICK 3: LOWRANCE,
July 17 2mo Agenta, Columbia.
CASKS TABLE CLARET, for sain low,
for cash, by G KO. SYMMERS.
(Tri KITS ANO QUARTER PARRELS NEW
tjKJ MACKEREL, for sato low.
Aug 2? EDWARD 1ICPK.
-TUST to hand. No. 1, 2, and
?.X^'XS^ 3 MACKEREL, catch of 1870.
For H.ile by GEORGE SYMMEKS.
i\rr BUSHELS PRIME SEED RYE, T?rnalo
A O by EDWARD HOPE.
FARMERS, save your Corn and Money;
koop your Stock fat and healthy, by hav?
ing a Rvo Pasturo for winter grazing. SEED
for salo by LORRICK .t LOWRANCE.
/"I ENUINE DURHAM SMOKING TOBAC
\JT CO, direct from the factory, thc great
Dalby Puff Smoking Tobacco, tho Sunnyside
Fiuo-Cut Chewing Tobacco-Ibo beat in tho
country-Mollera' Fig Chewing Tobacco, very
hue, juat received.
A full assortment of dioico WINES and LI?
QUORS alwaya on hand.
JOHN C. SEEGERS.
Main street, near tho Post Ofiioe, and Main
Htreut, near PIUEXIX Oftica. Julv 2!)
. . A NEAT COTTAGE, in tho central
??MT* part ot tho city, witli ten rooina -live in
illili!, basement and live up-atairs-and no
Bossary out-buildings. Possession can be
liad on'tho first of October. Inquire at thia
CHEAP CASH BRUG STORE.
E. H. HEINITSH,
WHOLESALE AND DETAIL DRUGGIST.
SUCCF.SSon TO FISHEIt .V UEINITSn,
At tho Old Established Stand, oppouito tho
II AYING made new and advantageous
BUSINESS ARRANGEMENTS, tho
subscriber will be enabled to oflor vory
fjreat indncemcnta to buyers. Gooda well
bought aro well sold, and by energy and faith,
economy and cash, largo dividends will bo
distributed to every purcbasor, in tho choap
uoaa of tho articles sold. "A new era" has
begun, and all shall Bharo in its advantages
by buying their DRUGS ami MEDICINES at
this well known and reliable Drug House.
Furo Whito Kerosene Oil,
Frosh Congress "Water,
Castor Oil, Alcohol,
Sup. Carb Soda,
For salo low, by Epsom Halts
Aug 27 E. H. HEINIT8H, Druggist.
Old Java Coffee.
MATS Old Govornment JAVA COFFEE,
for salo at reduced nricos. E. HOPE
O O gt 1 lt? aaa. m .
POST OFFICE HOURS.-Northern mail
opens 4.30 P. M.; closes ll A. M.
: Charleston abd Oreen ville, open 4.30
P. M.; close 5.30 A. M.
Western, opens 12.30 P. M.; closes
2.45 P. M.
Charleston, evening, opens 8 A. M.;
closes G P. M.
Office open Sundays from half-past
4 o'clock to hulf-past 5.
The following appointments have been
mado for Judge Carpenter and General
Florence, Saturday, September 10.
Marion C. H., Monday, September 12.
Kiugstrey, Wednesday, September 14.
Midway Church, Thursday, Supt. 15.
Manning, Friday, September 16.
Liberty Hill, Saturday, Sept. 17.
Orangeburg C. H., September li).
Barnwell C. H., September 21.
Wulterboro, Collcton. September 23.
White Hall, Colletoli, September 24.
Beaufort, Monday, September 2G.
SUPREME COURT, September 8.-The
Court met at 10 a. ut. Present-Chief
Justice Moses und Associate Justico
In tho case of W. E. James and J. J.
James, respondents, ra. Jack Smith and
Adam Bristow, appellants, Mr. Spain
was heard for respondents.
After hearing thu argumeut of Mr.
Spain on the part of tho respondents,
the motion of Messrs. Hnrllce and Ba?
ker, the attorneys for the appellants, was
The following order was made: lu the
matter of A. C. Spain, Esq.-lu Supreme
Court-It is ordered that the said A. C.
Spaiu, Esq., attorney and counsellor of
this Court, do show cause before this
Court, on the first day of the November
Term, 1870, why ho should not be at?
tached for a contempt in the preseuco of
tho said Court, committed during the
hearing of the case entitled W. E. James
and J. J. James VS. Jack Smith and
Adam Bristow in rn. Thomas C. Cox, on
the 8th day of September. 1870.
At 12 m., the Court adjourned until
Tuesday, tho 20th inst., at 10 a. m.
PHONIXIANA.-Glenn Springs is in a
flurry of excitement over tho tourna?
ment and costume ball to como oil* on
Thursday next, the 15th instant. Tho
up country will send strong delegations
and our own District will be well repre?
sented. Knights, Quoens aud Maids of
Honor (in anticipation) are making pre?
parations to appear to thc very best ad?
vantage. Preparo yourselves, gentle?
men, as the contest will, doubtless, bc a
A memorandum book, with William
Brice's name in it, was pioked up last
night, by a colored girl. Tho owner
can have tho same by calling at this of?
fice, and leaving a small sum for the
State Printer Denny has furnished us
with a copy of the catalogue of tho South
Carolina University for 1870. There
were forty-two students in ul tendance.
Tho Faculty numbers fourteen-every
school having efficient professors.
Tho Attorney-General has decided that
tho Couuty Commissioners are entitled
to pay for such proportional part of the
100 days as they may have served of a
It is a great mistake to set up our own
standard of right aud wroug, aud judge
people accordingly. It is a great mis?
take to measure the enjoyments of otb
ors by our own; to expect uniformity ol
opinion in this world; to look for judg?
ment and experience in youth; to en?
deavor to mould all dispositions alike
not to yield iu immaterial trifles; to look
for perfection in a fallen world; not tc
aim at perfection in our actions; tc
worry ourselves and others with whal
cannot be remedied; not to alleviate al
that needs alleviation, ns far as lies it
our power; not to make allowauces foi
the infirmities of others; to considei
everything possible which we cauuol
perform; to believe only what our fiuiti
minds can grasp; to expect to bo able tt
understand everything. Tho greatest o
all mistakes is to livo only for a tim?
wdien any moment may launch you i ute
Tho regulation widow's veil is now lc
bo a yard und a half in length.
What everybody is thinking about
thc Rhine nnd rhino.
Now is tho time to buy cheap clothing
-for next summer.
Almost every day there is some de
spatch in tho papers about Edmuuc
About, and people aro getting aboul
sick about reading about About.
Tho death is recorded of Mr. Charle;
Sloman, long a resident of Charlestor
and Columbia, who boro tho title ol
"the only English Improvisatoro," ant
who was tho author of tho "Maid of Ju
dab," and very many other songs.
Tho rings of the planet Saturn can bf
seen to better advantage nt present that
at any time during tho next fifteen yean
-so the astronomers say.
People who think themselves weather
wise are already predicting an unusually
Imported Bremen Lager, to bo had al
A NEW TELEGRAPHIC) SYSTEM.-Tho
New York Herald publishes a communi
tion from Mr. D. H. Craig, formerly
general agent of tho New York Associ?
ated Press, reporting tho progress tundo
within tho hist six or eight months in
tho development of tho "Littlesystem of
fast telegraphy." Ho states that the
line between Now York and Washington
"has been completed and is now in per?
fect order, but has not yot been opened
to tho public." From tests recently
made, he says, it is ascertained that 24,
000 words per hour can bo transmitted
over a singlo wiro from Washington to
Now York, which is equal to tho aver?
age working of more (han thirty six wires
by tho Morse system of telegraphy.
The colors of the sky at purticulur
times afford wonderfully good evidence.
Not only does a rosy sunset presage fair
weather anda ruddy sunshine, but there
are other tints which speak with equal
clearness and accuracy. A bright yel?
lowish sky iu tho evening indicates
wind, a palo yellow wot, a neutral gray
color constitutes a favorable sign in tho
evening and an unfavorable one iu the
morning. The clouds aro full of mean?
ing in themselves. If their forms are
soft, undefined and feathery, tho weather
will he fine. If tho edges are hard,
sharp and definite, it will bo foul.
Generally speaking, any deep, unusual
lines betoken wind or rain, while tho
more quiet and delicate tints bespeak
fair weather. Simple us these maxims
are, the British Board of Trade bas
thought lit to publish them for the uso
of seafaring men.
HOTEL ARRIVALS, Septembers.-Nick
arson House.-P.'Babcock, Wm. H. Tres
eott, 1). C. Anderson, Greenville; James
L. Orr, Anderson; J. M. Tute, wife
und child, N. C. ; J. H. Loury, wife,
child and servant, S. C.; W. F. Peck,
Atlanta; J. Bruce, Ala.; A. J. Stewart,
Columbus; E. Joseph, Ga.; J. N. Webb,
Ala.; A. B. Galloway, N. C.; G. W. Ba?
romee, Ga.; C. E.- Perkins, Ga.; H. K.
White, Texas; H. J. Scarborough and
wife, Mrs. K. McCary, Bishopville; Mrs.
Mower, Newberry; J. D. Clarke, Ala.;
D. E. Stalmaker, city; F. A. B. Babcock,
Now York; lt. J. Donaldson and wife,
two children and servant, MrB. Peet,
Columbia Hold-Rev. L. H. Shuck,
John F. Bryn os, James Bornan, J. W.
O'Brion, A. K irkland, Charleston; P. G.
Rockwell, Aiken; Mrs. E. F. Oglesby
and ehild, W. D. Kennedy, Augusta; J.
G. Edwards, Abbeville; Dr. S. F. Faut,
B. J. Singleton, Dr. J. R. Thompson,
Newberry; Thos. McNully, Union; Rob't
Greenfield, Greenville; S. R. Smith and
wife, Baltimore; C. A. Burr, New York;
O. J. Lohg, Geo. Glousse, Philadelphia;
W. J. Lee, Kingston; L. Goldsmith, A.
Farrington. Mobile; P. C. McNulty, Mrs.
H. S. McNulty, Miss E. J. McNulty,
Miss L. J. McNulty, Miss G. McNulty,
Georgetown; Calvin Shailer, Richmond;
S. G. Zeiglor, Cokesbnry; Miss MoElroy,
LIST OF NEW ADVERTISEMENTS.
Meeting Richland Rifles.
J. &. T. R. Agnew-Axes, Candy, Aro.
E. Hope-Corn Meal, Iron Ties, &c.
Mrs. Cordes-School Notice.
Tun attention of thu roader ia respectfully
invited to tho advertisement of bradfield A
Co., in another column. They aro undoubt?
edly aching thc best remedies out for the
diseases they aro recommended for. BnAn
riKLo's FSM.VI.K ItKOCLATon and Dr. I'liur-ioTT's
Cnr.Kr.itATLD LIVER MEDICINE, has certainly
cured more nfilictcd persons than any two
medicines of their age. Try them and bc
well, ai those gentleman guarantee autiafac
lion or money refunded. A 7
If the testimony of aged persona who have
tested tlie vivifying and solacing properties of
LIl'MANVS (J it Ii AT GEIiMAN BITTEIiS ia
wort Uv of credence, they are decidedly pre?
ferable to uny of the unmedicated stimulants
or combinations of drugs and alcohol ord in a
r ly prfHorihed to cheer the spirits and
strengthen the systems of persona of an ad?
vanced age. These bitters produce no unna?
tural excitement, and theao effects aro at once
soothing and strengthening, and they coun?
teract to a great degree tho dopresaing inllu
onco which the decay of tho bodily en?rgica
has lipon tho animal spirita; it is, therefore,
that it ia acknowledged nniveraally, that Lipp*
mann's Bittera aro cordial for tho aged. S412
A BEAUTIFUL TIIOUOUT.-It may be truth
full v ?aid that th? greatest of all pleasings is
health, for without it thc joys vouchsafed are
turned to aorrows. To all health is osaontial
to? life's enjoyment and pnrauita, lo tho
voting und old," to the rich and poor. Aro you
in aearch of wealthy Health ia nccosaary.
Do you desire ollico and worldly honors
Of what avail would these ho without health?
Tho beauties of spring, the acng of birds, the
doop bhio sky, tho rolling ocean, all havo a
poetic fascination which bharnia only tho
healthy in mind and body; but to tho bick
what aro these hut mockeries. The body dis
eased, tho miud fickly o'er with tho saddest
nf thoughts, oh! that I may livo to appre?
ciate the blessings of health. Thia rich boon
ia within tho reach of all. Tho remedy at hand
in HEINITSU'SQUEEN'S DELiouT.the hoalth pa?
nacea. Now is thu timo to try it. A 2
WALLUP IS wrru I'AFBBI-Why aro tho hair
coloring preparations kept dark ? .Simply be?
cause the light decomposea them and exponen
their foul sediment. Heneo tho bottles aro
jacketed with paste and paper. "PIIALON'S VI?
TALIA, oa SALVATION ron TOE HAIR, on tho
other hand, is aa clear and transparent in the
sunshine as in the shade. It reviven the na?
tural color in every time-bleached liber, and
doos not stain tho akin. Sold by all druggists
and fancy goods dealera. b?f3
Tun OiiDEii OK TOE DAY.-A general order
for SOZODO.NT. In theTEKTii OF ALLOITOSITION
it haB become supreme dentifrice of tho ago.
No impurity can infest tho teeth cloaned
daily with SOZOOONT. QCILLAY. tho bark of
tho Chilian Soap Treo, au artiolo which pos?
sesses cleansing properties superior to th OHO
if any other knowii substance, is ono of tho
ingredi nts of thia pccrleaa componnd. Sozo
[>ONT ie tho only dentrifico in existence in
which thia salubrious botanical product ia in
"SrALniNo's GLUE," handy about tho house,
monda everything. S4t3